Mentorship and career mobility: An empirical investigation

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Abstract

The literature on mentorship is briefly reviewed, revealing that many studies have documented the functions that mentors provide to proteges, including vocational and psychosocial support. This study investigates the link between these functions and the career mobility outcomes of proteges. Results from a random sample of 244 manufacturing managers supports previous research on the dimensions of mentoring. Further, vocational (coaching) and psycho‐social (social support) were found to be related to managers' salary level and promotions. Implications of these results for future studies of mentoring are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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